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A window into an atypical mind

  “Now I know that’s not how everybody else experiences things. I’m not thick and I’m not lazy and I’m not slow.” In this fantastic short film Kaiya Stone captures the daily reality of individuals with learning difficulties struggling to make sense of a world in which their perception is different to everyone else’s and …

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What Theresa May Got Wrong About Youth Homelessness

Yesterday, in response to a question from Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour MP), Theresa May attempted to outline facts on UK homelessness. Whilst her response included truth, it did not outline the whole picture. I found two quotes from May particularly troublesome: “She talks of 2,500 children waking up homeless on Christmas Day. Anybody hearing that will …

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The geography of social mobility

Yesterday’s DfE report Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education put a strong emphasis on ‘place’, recognising that how young people ‘get on’ in life cannot easily be separated from the areas in which they grow up. I’ve blogged before, here and here, on the strong links between young people’s …

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